So many in this generation do not know the story of Jesus truly. That it is historically verifiable. That it is not only a fantastic fairytale but a genuine prophesied and verified event of History. When Jesus Came… it was literally,
1- The Gift of God, from God, to mankind. Jesus came all bundled up in a Manger, like a surprise package from God!
And this was not just a random event of history that was referred to as some kind of divine act. But this was a set deliberately planned event, announced to Mankind through the agency of Spiritual Prophecy for thousands of years before Christ’s birth.
Isaiah 9:6. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (ESV)
2. Christmas is a gift that is always new!
If we understand Christmas correctly. It is just as new, surprising, heartwarming and wonderful in a life-changing way. As it was to those Shepherds and wise men that discovered Jesus Birth, so many years ago.
Luke 2: 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
John 14:3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
LUKE 14, 25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But (AG)the [g]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will (AH)send in My name,
(AI)He will teach you all things, and bring to your (AJ)remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 (AK)Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Christ’s Coming. The Ultimate Message from The Father that I want to restore broken fellowship with men. And I will initiate & act on it. I have a plan to be one with you, in your life.
3. You may not be what you used to be but you are mine and I can still use you. Dream small! Allow me to direct your life to where you are now.
John 14:19-21 19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but (Z)you will see Me. (AA)Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that (AB)I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 (AC)He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and [f]manifest Myself to him.”
4. Christmas highlights The Godly definition of a successful versus unsuccessful life. The difference is God’s touch.
“If I can just touch the hem of his garment, I will be healed.” This was said by a broken woman who was looking for healing. Bleeding for 12 years, she was considered an outcast. … The scripture records, “Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering” (Mark 5:29)
You may not be what you used to be but you are mine and I can still use you. Dream small!
Justin and God confirming His guidance to me. Allow me to direct your life to where you are now. Do not be trapped and the accusations of the enemy that you missed it yesterday. Follow me today. Let me be in your now! The difference in on track and off track is being under my direction. The difference is my touch, saith the Lord.
5. Christmas broke through all human circumstance with God’s miracle. And God’s miracle breaks through all our circumstances with His touch.
Luke 2: 8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
There is a dimension of living in Christ that I call breakthrough living. It is finding in each circumstance and updated situation of life consciousness. The higher direction of Christ, in that place of reality.
It is the emergence of Jesus into the scenes of our life that translates hollow human existence, into fulfilled Divinely guided breakthroughs.
There is a miracle every moment if everyday, if we. are strong enough to live continuously in God’s Now.
So – Christmas is not all about the story of yesterday. Nor is it all about the anticipation of tomorrow. Perhaps the greatest and least mentioned Miracle of Christmas it’s not just that Christ has come and will come again! But more so, that He still comes today! He comes through the power of His Spirit, to fill the souls of Believers everywhere; who prepare Him room in their hearts.
Not just at Christmas but continually let us Meditate together about the miracle that “Christ still comes to us Today.”
“You may not be what you used to be but you are Mine and I can still use you. Dream small! Allow Me to direct your life where you are now. Do not be trapped in the accusations of the enemy, that you missed it yesterday. Follow Me today. Let Me be in your now! The difference in on track and off track is being under My direction. “The difference is My touch, saith the Lord.”
Tim G Carter – aka “Slam” / 12-25-2021